Welcome to Part 2 of my Reykjavik Travel Diary series from my recent 3 day trip to Iceland! Today, it’s all about the good stuff – eating and drinking! I list the top places we ate at during our trip, hopefully helping you if you’re looking for Reykjavik restaurant recommendations too! Iceland has a burgeoning food scene – although their national dish is fermented shark, will give that a miss thanks – and so I was…

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This was a holiday for me like no other. I’m not exactly one for lounging around on beaches, but it seems like with the exception of a cold but crisp November trip to NYC, my excursions have always been to destinations on the warm side, full of sunshine. When my friend suggested we head to Reykjavik because she’d found a good deal, I jumped at the chance. Heading to a land covered in snow and…

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Week 2 of Laura Jane Williams’ #AskTheQuestion was a funny one for me, and kind of knocked me out of my flow with writing responses to the questions because I felt like I quite simply didn’t have an answer. Week 2’s question was ‘Who loves you, but doesn’t get to tell you who you are?’. I’ve struggled with this because for the most part, I’ve never had huge expectations or judgements pushed on me about…

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I know you may be surprised at the title of this letter, as I’ve treated you with such great unkindness for so long. I’ve felt separate to you for such a long time, like you’re letting me down, like you’re holding me back – but I know now, that wasn’t your fault. It was mine. You used to be something I was proud of, all long slender limbs and strong shoulders from years of laps…

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I know, I know – New Year’s resolutions, yawn right? But bear with me. The whole ‘new year, new you’ thing – pass the bucket – is a total chore. I am indeed a firm believer that if you want to make a change in your life, you don’t need to wait for January 1st to make it happen. But you’ve probably read that a tonne of times before too. In all honesty though, I…

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We’d sat in the cold white student house for hours, and when no-one turned up, thought ‘Fuck it’. I was designated driver, as always, so had that weird fake-but-real buzz you get when you’re around drunk people despite not having had a drop yourself. The middle floor was the worst, all 90s R&B that you’d rather forget, but it was dark and smoky and the flashing lights were heady, and the floor sent vibrations of…

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Set in the somewhat dark side of the streets of New York, EKAJ is the story of a young, gay homeless man, and the people he meets along the way whilst just trying to find a bed for the night. It studies the issues of the homeless youth and the cruelty they and the gay community often face, and how the relationships built with people along the way can sometimes be crucial for survival. More of…

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There’s so much talk on the internet about being self-employed, going freelance, joining the flexible working revolution and how if you’re doing so, you’re living the dream. And for some that may be true, but what if it’s not sunshine and rainbows? What if you decide that the 9 to 5 is best for you? Does that mean you’re failing? I don’t think so. Just over a year ago I left my job at a…

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Yep, things are about to get personal. I’ve always struggled with eating, with my weight, with knowing when to stop. Ever since I was a kid I would find ways to eat more food, to sneak it when no-one was watching. I was always bigger than other kids, even when I wasn’t particularly fat. I was taller, broader, but a lot of that used to come from my love for swimming and endless laps up…

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen that I have recently joined #AskTheQuestion, an email series ran by author, blogger, columnist and my all round writing idol Laura Jane Williams. Each week she shares a story from her life, an interview with a smart and inspiring lady, and a core question for us to ask ourselves and reflect on. You can find out more about #AskTheQuestion here, although as this…

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I read an article a few weeks ago that has really stuck with me ever since. It was on a site called The Financial Diet, an incredible blog that opens up the conversation about money and career for young people, especially women. It’s so hard to find open honesty about that kind of thing, and yet it’s something so many of us are dealing with alone. Trying to manage money, progress in our career and basically…

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